Although current law is set up to make it exceptionally difficult for innocent doctors to file successful countersuits over having been named in groundless medical malpractice suits (see Mar. 14, reprinting an October 2003 item from Overlawyered), the Pennsylvania Medical Society last year launched a project to assist doctors in pursuing such countersuits. It has already claimed one success, extracting an apology and an unspecified monetary payment from a lawyer who'd wrongly sued a gynecological oncologist but could not produce an expert to support her allegations.
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